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Cancellation Policy

All Appointments must be cancelled within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment. If you do not cancel within 24 hours, you will be charged full price.

Multiple Appointments

Scheduling multiple appointments within a week is against our policy. You will be charged full price if more than 1 appointment is booked within this time frame. If you book an appointment under your name for another person, you will be responsible for that charge. If you need to book more than 1 appointment within a weeks time, please call the salon to book the additional appointment.

Vouchers/Packages

Vouchers and Packages can only be used in the location they were purchased for or in. Please make sure you only book your appointment in the location that is listed on your voucher or in the location you purchased your package. If any appointment is made with a voucher for another salon location, you will be charged full price for your tan.

IMPORTANT:

When you are scheduling your tan online and have a voucher, make sure you choose the Voucher company name in the
section where you have to choose your tan
example: Gilt single tan, Gilt 2 pack
next, make sure you enter the voucher code.

All clients,must enter a valid credit card number in order to schedule an appointment. Even if you have a package or voucher.
Once you enter your voucher information, you will only be charged tax on that voucher.( $1.12 per session).
If you have a package, the system will recognize that and will not charge you.

In order to book an appointment with us, you must create an online account with full name, phone number, email address and credit card information,. If you have difficulty doing this, we can help you over the phone.
Once you schedule your appointment, you will receive an email confirmation.

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Please Read Before You Schedule
Your Appointment
Cancellation Policy

All Appointments must be cancelled within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment. If you do not cancel within 24 hours, you will be charged full price.

Multiple Appointments

Scheduling multiple appointments within a week is against our policy. You will be charged full price if more than 1 appointment is booked within this time frame. If you book an appointment under your name for another person, you will be responsible for that charge. If you need to book more than 1 appointment within a weeks time, please call the salon to book the additional appointment.

Vouchers/Packages

Vouchers and Packages can only be used in the location they were purchased for or in. Please make sure you only book your appointment in the location that is listed on your voucher or in the location you purchased your package. If any appointment is made with a voucher for another salon location, you will be charged full price for your tan.

IMPORTANT:

When you are scheduling your tan online and have a voucher, make sure you choose the Voucher company name in the
section where you have to choose your tan
example: Gilt single tan, Gilt 2 pack
next, make sure you enter the voucher code.

All clients,must enter a valid credit card number in order to schedule an appointment. Even if you have a package or voucher.
Once you enter your voucher information, you will only be charged tax on that voucher.( $1.12 per session).
If you have a package, the system will recognize that and will not charge you.

In order to book an appointment with us, you must create an online account with full name, phone number, email address and credit card information,. If you have difficulty doing this, we can help you over the phone.
Once you schedule your appointment, you will receive an email confirmation.

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When you assume…….

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Yesterday I had one of those experiences that made me question what idiot bone in my body had ever made me think I might possibly want to write a blog.

I mean what is the point of a blog on a company website anyway. I can’t always be writing about lipstick and spray tan and naked celebrities, that is fully covered in Sunset Tan. Much of what makes the day to day at Brazil Bronze fun is just all of the real life that goes on. Conversations about children and boyfriends and animals…….all the day to day stuff that is real life.

So, any way – back to the old adage: when you assume you make an ass out of you and me.

 

Those of you who know me know I have had a bit of an interesting summer. I have been trying to find a safe comfortable home for a very old horse who I used to own. A horse who I had thought I had arranged a safe retirement for – but years later showed up in Central Park pulling a carriage.

So I have been calling everyone I can think of who might know of a suitable barn that is not too far from where I live so that I can visit and try to give some love and attention to an animal who dearly deserves that. October is right around the corner so last night I thought I should call Connor and let him know what I had come up with – and to try and find out his timing. 

So I called him and he told me that in the next week or so he was going to see the horse (Conner calls him Goldie – his old name is Solstice) and then he would have a better idea of how to move forward.Then he told me point blank that he had read my blog and didn’t like it – he felt unfairly represented – kind of like the bad guy in the story.

Of course I was completely taken aback. When I imagine who might possibly ready my blog I imagine glossy PR girls and waspy housewives contemplating a spray tan. I never thought Connor would be interested. In hind sight it was actually pretty smart of him – a horse is a precious soul – and I would want to know I was handing over the care of someone I loved to someone with the capacity to do things right.

He felt that in my tone I just assumed all carriage drivers were bad guys. And that I was making out that he was going to force the horse to work one more round in October.

I listened to what he said. He was very sensible and reasonable. I felt really complicated and uncomfortable. He asked me where I got my assumptions from. Truthfully most of my assumptions about horses in the city come from my time working at Claremont Riding Academy. I remember certain unpleasant scenarios of horses dying in the city. I remember horses working too hard. But Connor informed me that his stable had never had a ticket or a violation – and he had loved Goldie for ten years – and had people constantly stopping him and making a fuss of him – for Goldie – in his prime – was one of those crazy pretty horses – kind of like my pretty pony. He told me his kids loved that horse, his family loved that horse – and nobody wanted anything but the best for him.

When we talked more about retirement places Connor asked me in the saddest voice if he would be still able to see the horse. My answer was “of course”. I remember the day I had seen Solstice in the park – I wanted to run up to him and bury my face in his neck and whisper to him as I had for thousands of hours before……but he was someone elses horse now. I want the horse to be as happy as possible. I want him to feel like he is not abandoned by the people he is used to. And I do know that if a horse is able to do a little work – it is rather like humans, we all need to be doing something. The quickest way to end up sad and dead is lying on a couch eating bon bons.

Connor explained to me his intention was for one last go around have Goldie come in the park, feel admired and beautiful, for Connor and Goldie to hang out the way they had for the past decade – for old times sake. I got it. I truly did. I asked if maybe they could give me a ride – give me a taste of what his life has been since I lost him.

So now I am waiting to find out what is going on. When Connor is going to bring him back. I am not sure what the future is going to bring but I want to do my best to create the best possible outcome for everyone.

So that’s the scoop. On the subject of spray tanning and naked celebrities – I did get to go to the opening party for Lipstick Jungle on Monday night. It was rather nerve wracking – lots of aforementioned PR girls dressed up and out to look at each other. But Brooke and Rob and Lindsey all looked gorgeous and actually hugged Joy and I and acknowledged our presence – and Mabeline was giving away free make-up – and Joy and I love free make-up. Brooke Shields was wearing this figure hugging gold mini dress – she is just about the most shockingly beautiful woman in real life – she looks like she landed here from another planet – she is just on another level of beauty than other folks……OK back to spray tanning…….

 

 

 

 

As summer comes to an end….

Monday, August 25th, 2008

I can hardly believe that it is about to be September. Summer at Brazil Bronze always flies by. For most regular people in New York summer weekends are spent going to the Hamptons or the Jersey shore – if you are a spray tanner your summer is spent helping to make other people look good in their swimsuits!

This summer I personally had a couple of pretty interesting adventures. The first one is a kind of surreal story. I used to own this really wonderful horse. His name was Solstice and I had bought him from the Claremont Riding Academy back in 1990. When I first set eyes on this horse I fell in love with him. He was a pale cream palomino with four white socks, a white mane and tail and a very unusual white blaze on his face. The first time I rode him it was like he really understood me and was listening to me. In the Claremont Academy Solstice was living in a standing stall – he couldn’t turn around or lie down – I vowed to get him out of there and make a  better life for him. For the next seven years I had some really beautiful times with this horse. I went everywhere with him – and he taught me so much. My overall impression was that this horse was long suffering of me and patient.

In 1997 I had a lot of change in my life. I got divorced and I wasn’t able to keep Solstice. I had friends who had retired a horse to someone in Maryland. These people told me that they had a little girl who was a 4Her and that Sostice would be kept as a pet. I believed tham and I am ashamed to say I let the horse go to them and I didn’t keep proper track. I assumed he was OK.

Fast forward to last year. I was walking in Central Park with my two little girls – I see Solstice pulling a carriage. I literally froze in my tracks and felt my heart drumming in my ears. I walked over to the guy driving the carriage and struck up a conversation. Somehoworother I managed to be calm and civil and didn’t react how I was feeling. He was an Irish guy called Connor. He had bought the horse from these people who had promised to keep Solstice as a pet. I ran my eyes over him and saw that despite all of my fears and anxiety – he actually looked in good shape. He was a good weight and had no sore places from his harness – his shoes and feet looked good. I looked the horse in the eye and silently appologised to him.I gave the driver my card and told him that this had been my horse and I didn’t want anything bad to happen to him. I actually felt so painful and sorry inside.

When I got home I tried to track down this woman who had taken Solstice – or any of the people who I had known from that period of time who might be able to help me. I didn’t have a paper trail. I spent alot of time feeling very uncomfortable about this whole mess and not knowing how to fix it.

A few weeks ago I got a call from this Irish driver Connor. He told me the horse is very old (by my reckoning he must 25 or so). I asked if I could see the horse so I could figure out what kind of retirement options would be possible for him. He told me that the horse is in Pennsylvania living with a memonite farmer who doesn’t have a phone. He told me he was planning to bring the horse to the city in October for one final round of carriage pulling and then the horse has to find a home. I asked for the address of the farmer.

In my heart I was figuring let me find a home for solstice – and then pursuade the Irish guy to just let Solstice go to the new home – please no more carriage pulling for him.

So – with just an address and a prayer – me and my daughter Georgie – and my friend Naidys who works with me @ Brazil Bronze – we set out for Pennsylvania dutch country to find Sosltice (by the way the Irish guy now calls him Goldfinger.)

We drove for hours and got horribly lost – then we arrived in this magically beautiful countryside. It was like going back in time. We saw a lady in a long black gown and a bonnet driving a tractor barefoot. We were afraid to ask for directions – but she was actually very nice and very shy. Finally we arrived at this old red barn. I knocked on the farm door – no reply or sign of life. Then I looked accross into the barn and I saw my old boy Solstice standing right there. I went into the barn and stood up close to him and put my nose on his neck and smelled his beautiful smell. I put my hand under his mane – that was very long and very thick – and scratched him and talked to him. He is very old and he looked at me with his same old eyes. There was a clatter of hooves and two plough horses drove up to the barn – looking like something from 150 years ago. I met the farmer who is currently taking care of Solstice. He seemed like a decent guy. I was actually talking to him for ages – he had many horse stories. So anyway – the horse was ok – not great – but I saw what the reality was – and now I have to deal with it.

I got back home and have been on the phone ever since. I am trying to find somewhere for Solstice to go where he will be safe and taken care of. I am trying to make ammends for something I obviously didn’t handle very well the first time round.So – this has taken up a lot of my summer. I am hoping that I can get this squared away in the next week or so. In my dreams he will be somewhere in NJ where I can visit regulary and try to make it up.

My other summer adventure has been in complete contrast. This fall my husband Alex and I have devised this pretty wacky plan. We are planning to take a group of 8 women – who haven’t really danced – and teach them this whole mambo routine to perform in front of a live audience at this big dance weekend at the end of October. Everyone sees these shows like Dancing with the Stars and everyone I know says – Oh I wish I could do that – I wish someone would take me and make me over – and I could get into shape and wear the sexy dress and dance the fabulous dance……so I thought to myself – why not. So everything is planned and ready for action. The rehearsal space is rented. Alex and I have been working like lunatics trying to put this dance together – so in September and October it will be in a teachable format. It has been a pretty intense project. So now we are getting ready for the relity of two months of rehearsals with these ladies – and the whole emotional rollercoaster we are about to ride with them in order to get everyone ready for the big day. I know it is going to be an adventure.

Next week – right after labor day we are going to the United States Dancesport Championships in Orlando. Our whole family goes every year and we are very excited. We are excited to see friends from all over the world, we are excited to cheer on our friends, I am not sure if I am excited to spray tan – but excited or not – I will be spray tanning…..and I am sure the kids will get to see Mickey Mouse….(truth be told the children are not too excited by Ballroom dancing…..)

So that’s my summer. Oh and one final bit of gossip. A couple of weekends ago I went to see my friend Eddie Simon’s ballroom dancing competition in NYC. Sitting accross the way was Heather Mills (Paul McCartney’s ex.) She was surprisingly beautiful in real life – much more pretty than she looks in the media. Her little girl was running around being a loon. At one point during the actual competition – the child ran accross the competition floor and was nearly stampeded to death by a herd of Latin dancers. Jonathon Roberts – the guy Heather Mills danced with in Dancing With The Stars – ran onto the competition floor and scooped up the child before she was trampled half to death.

Hope y’all have a great holiday weekend.

Spray tanning in Las Vegas….

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

So I just came back from a pretty funny spray-tanning trip to Las Vegas. I had to go for a couple of meetings and to spray a couple of people.

I travelled there with my business partner Joy and my husband Alex. We had this one particularly funny taxi ride. My partner was sitting up front with the driver – as she suffers from motion sickness – and I was sitting in the back with my husband. We were just returning to our hotel after I had sprayed some one particularly important.

Joy asked me how I had thought the experience had gone. I told her that when it is somebody very important, like that, I get nervous. To which she answered:

“Well you shouldn’t be nervous – they are much more nervous than you and I because they are buck naked.”

At this point the cab driver became very interested in our conversation. He had no idea we were talking about spray tanning – god knows what scenarios were running through his mind. What could me and Joy be doing fully clothed with a naked person in a hotel room…..and what was the guy in the back seat’s role in the situation……

WE completely got the giggles. It was totally surreal running around Las Vegas with our mobile spray tan machine in a suitcase. Every time we put the machine is the trunk of a car my husband insisted on doing it himself – he wouldn’t let any bell boy or cabby touch the darned thing. He treated that machine like it was a piece of gold – or a bomb that might detonate at any second if the wrong person laid hands on it.

Oh…..and I have to express gratitude for the kindness of strangers. When I arrived at the MGM where we were staying I had a spray tanning catastrophe. I had travelled all the way from NYC to do some tanning – and god knows how but the little cup that holds they spray tan solution got completely obliterated in transit. I was like a row boat without an oar. This amazing lady Diane who works at the spa lent me one of her cups …..she actually had the time of day for me and went out of her way to help…..I was really impressed because I am not sure someone in NY would have been as helpful to a complete stranger.

So most people’s trips to Vegas are filled with gambling soddom and whatnot…….mine was filled with spray tanning, naked people (as usual) and being in bed at 11pm (as usual). I have to say – I did have fun though….and as usual it never ceases to amaze me how in 2002 I choose this pretty unusual profession for myself and there is no end to the funny places I end up and the incredible people I get to meet…..